“iHeart Burdick: Sharing 125 Years of Memories” is the theme for this year’s 40th annual Labor Day celebration Sept. 2 and 3. This year’s event will commemorate Burdick’s 125th birthday.
The traditional Sunday 9:30 a.m. worship service will be led by J.J. Beck, pastor of the Burdick United Methodist Church. He will be assisted by Bill Peterson, pastor of the Hebron Lutheran Church.
The service will be at the tennis courts. Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Sunday evening, Johnny-Red-Eye and Nare-do-wells, who play rock-a-billy and classic country music, will perform starting at 7:30. The Methodist congregation will sell homemade ice cream after the performance.
Tickets for a drawing will be sold throughout the evening and again on Monday to win one of two homemade picnic tables.
Monday activities begin with a 2-mile fun run/walk sponsored by Tri-County Telephone, Burdick Oil, Burdick Meat Market and Pepsi at 8 a.m. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at the north end of Main Street but advanced registration is appreciated.
Coffee and rolls, bake sales, arts and crafts and an inflatable moonwalk will be among the activities during the morning on the Legion grounds. Nikki the pink fire truck will be on display starting at 11 a.m.
Funnel cakes will be available in the fire station throughout the day. Centre FFA/FBLA will serve lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Burdick Hustlers 4-H Club will sell concessions.
The McPherson youth pipe and drum band and the Alex Stuchlik family will entertain during lunch time.
At noon, the pie auction will take place on the main trailer at the Legion grounds. Pies will include gooseberry, coconut crème and various fruits.
Registration for the pedal-tractor competition starts at 1:30 p.m., as does the line up for the 2 p.m. parade. Organizers are inviting float entries for the parade; cash prizes will be awarded in many categories.
The Burdick Hustlers 4-H Club will lead games for kids on the Legion grounds soon after the parade, and Nikki the pink fire truck will be on display.
The pedal-power competition and horseshoes start at 3 p.m. Parade prizes are announced and the winning tickets for the picnic tables will be drawn at around the same time.
For more information on these activities, call one of the following: fun run, Connie Johnson, 785-983-4459; arts and crafts, Lee Shade, 983-4367; parade, Linda Peterson, 983-4353; horseshoes, Glenn Carlson, 983-4426; picnic table drawing, Mike or Angie Stika, 983-4481.